Interestingly, one of the teams that doesn’t have any 5th years this season is the defending women’s NCAA champions Virginia.
After finishing 3rd at Big Tens last year, Ohio State is in excellent shape heading into this season.
DeLakis breaks down training through the pandemic, including a stint where he traveled to Gainesville to train with Gregg Troy and his pro group
Paul DeLakis won a pair of Big Ten titles in the 200 free and 200 IM in 2021. He will now step away from swimming to pursue a career in optometry.
California pulled 5 of our top 20 recruits. All five scored in each of their 3 NCAA meets. None scored less than 70 points. And the class scored 529.5 total.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 FR heat followed by the finals of the 200 BK, 100 FR, 200 BR, 200 FL, and the 400 FR relay.
Catch top seeds UGA’s Jake Magahey (500 FR), Cal’s Destin Lasco (200 IM), Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (50 FR), and the 200 free and 400 medley relays on night two.
On the slate tonight will be the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 400 medley relay. Cal holds the top seeds in two events.
The Cal first-year dropped almost four seconds in a time of 1:40.61, moving up from the 58th seed into the top spot in this morning’s prelims.
Louisville outperformed their projected finish by 14 points in the men’s 800 free relay on Day 1 at 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.
Let’s try to prognosticate just a bit what tonight’s only race — the 800 free relay — means for the next three days of racing.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
Things are very much still up in the air between Cal and Texas, two teams with consistent NCAA track records and plenty of time left to drop this season.
At SECs, Kieran Smith swam the lead-off leg of Florida’s 800 free relay in a new school record of 1:29.48, becoming the fourth man ever to break 1:30.
On paper, this looks like a Whitley win and McHugh silver is imminent. But two swimmers have hit big LCM times this year, which could make things close.